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The Jewel of America’s Midwest

Located on Lake Michigan’s 26 miles of beach, The ‘Windy City’ is where jazz and blues meets colourful culture and art. Enjoy thrilling panoramic views from The Skydeck Ledge or TILT, or explore fascinating city tours, crime trails and the bustling Navy Pier.

Essential information for Chicago

Local time


USA flag
American English


US Dollar $
Official currency of the United States

Flight information

Chicago (ORD)
Direct flight

Flight Schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic fly to Chicago from Heathrow

Do I need a VISA?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Getting around

Chicago is compact enough to walk around and also has excellent public transport.

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